Health Care

Voters in Alabama and Wyoming pass Constitutional Amendments rejecting the Obamacare Mandate

November 7, 2012

“The one exception appears to be Florida, where voters turned back a measure that would have prohibited people and businesses from participating in Obamacare.”

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Massachusetts Voters approve Ballot Measure to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

November 6, 2012

“Voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question that makes Massachusetts the 18th state to legalize medical marijuana. With 49 percent of the vote counted, 63 percent had voted in favor of the measure, 37 percent against it.”

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New Website “Marijuana Majority” features Legalization Endorsements from Bill O’Reilly, Rick Perry, and Glenn Beck

November 1, 2012

David Koch (businessman), former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, Bill Nye (the Science Guy), Andrew Sullivan (Conservative blogger), former Governor Sarah Palin, former Kansas City Police Chief Joseph McNamara, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Drew Pinsky, and many, many more…

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Republican House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa subpoenaes the White House for Medicare Documents

October 23, 2012

“Issa is seeking documents and communications related to a pilot program initiated by HHS Secretary Sebelius in the Medicare Advantage program, which permits Medicare-eligible seniors to select a private health plan rather than traditional Medicare.”

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CDC: 15 Deaths due to and 215 cases of Fungal Meningitis across 15 States

October 15, 2012

“An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.”

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claims she read all 2,700 pages of the ObamaCare Bill

October 15, 2012

“On March 9, 2010, Pelosi said of the Affordable Care Act, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy.””

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CDC: Two Additional Drugs also linked to the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

October 15, 2012

“As part of the ongoing investigation into the center, a patient with possible meningitis has been identified who received injection of another NECC product, triamcinolone acetonide, the Food and Drug Administration said.”

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Medical Experts: Fungal Meningitis may take over a month to show symptoms

October 12, 2012

“Weber told reporters that patients who received these injections will need to be vigilant for months afterwards to see if they’ve developed an infection.”

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Medical Evolution: Scary Details related to the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Emerge

October 12, 2012

“Interestingly, Weber noted, Exserohilum bacteria have not historically been known to cause fungal meningitis. “This is new territory for public health and the clinical community,” Weber warned.”

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CDC: Patients may have received steroid injections infected with Fungal Meningitis in ankles, knees, and other joints

October 12, 2012

“The CDC said there are 170 reported infections tied to an 11-state meningitis outbreak, including 14 people who died.”

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Darden Restaurants has stopped offering full-time schedules to many hourly workers to avoid ObamaCare costs

October 10, 2012

“Under that law, large companies must provide affordable health insurance to employees working an average of at least 30 hours per week.”

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak reaches a total of 119 cases, including 11 deaths

October 9, 2012

“A sealed vial of the drug, obtained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, contained levels of fungus that were visible to the naked eye.”

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An estimated 13,000 people exposed to the spinal steroid tainted with Fungal Meningitis

October 8, 2012

“NECC made 17,676 potentially tainted steroid injections, which were then shipped to 75 clinics in 23 states, according to federal and state officials.”

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FDA withdraws approval for a generic version of the antidepressant Wellbutrin

October 7, 2012

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said new data indicate that the generic version of the popular antidepressant Wellbutrin is not equivalent to the original drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.”

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Rare form of Fungal Meningitis has killed 5 people and hospitalized close to 30 total in 5 States

October 4, 2012

“The outbreak of aspergillus meningitis has been linked to spinal steroid injections, a common treatment for back pain.”

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